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  • The Modern Workplace series debuts live October 7th—register today

    Office Blogs
    Office 365 Team
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Throw away the roadmaps. Inventors have a lot to teach us about perspective. Not confined to the “rules” of business, they are free to go back to basics and create new approaches to big problems. Today’s most successful entrepreneurs and industry leaders are taking the same approach. True innovators are willing to look at their problems from new angles, invest in new ideas, fail, and learn from their mistakes. One place where they don’t take a risk: grounding their business in the right technology to fuel their creativity. Innovators count on Office 365 to help them get their work…
  • Microsoft Research Comes Up With Interesting Battery Saving Method

    Microsoft - Bing News
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:25 pm
    The bigger the display of a smartphone, the more power it tends to draw. Many things affect a phone’s battery life although the display is a big part, not to mention leaving it at the maximum brightness will probably not do your battery any favors as well.
  • Internet Explorer and the Windows 10 Technical Preview

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    ieblog
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Today, the Windows 10 Technical Preview was launched to give an early look at what’s next for Windows. Only available to install by joining the Windows Insider Program, the Technical Preview is also the best way to see the latest from Internet Explorer so join today. In this post we’re sharing what’s new for IE as well as launching the Internet Explorer Platform Suggestion Box for web developers to give us feature suggestions using the UserVoice platform. What’s new for IE on the Windows 10 Technical Preview HTTP/2 Internet Explorer on the Windows 10 Technical Preview…
  • Part 2 – Bring your maps to life: Creating animations with Bing Maps (.NET)

    Bing Blog
    Bing Maps Team
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    In a recent blog post, you saw how to use JavaScript and CSS3 to create custom animations. Now you’ll see how to create the same custom animations for a Windows Store app using .NET.  You are in luck, as all of these animations can be used with the Bing Maps WPF control as well with just a few tweaks. You can find the complete source code for this blog post in the MSDN code sample here. Setting up the base project To get started, open Visual Studio and create a new Windows Store project in C# or Visual Basic. Select the Blank App Template and call the project AnimatedMaps. Screenshot: Add…
  • First preview build of Windows Server Next available to testers on October 1

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    1 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
    Microsoft is making technical previews of the next version of Windows Server Standard, Hyper-V and Datacenter available to testers for early evaluation.
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  • The Modern Workplace series debuts live October 7th—register today

    Office 365 Team
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Throw away the roadmaps. Inventors have a lot to teach us about perspective. Not confined to the “rules” of business, they are free to go back to basics and create new approaches to big problems. Today’s most successful entrepreneurs and industry leaders are taking the same approach. True innovators are willing to look at their problems from new angles, invest in new ideas, fail, and learn from their mistakes. One place where they don’t take a risk: grounding their business in the right technology to fuel their creativity. Innovators count on Office 365 to help them get their work…
  • Announcing Chegg Study + OneNote for students to get smarter for exams

    OneNote Team
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Chegg the Student Hub, is all about making 13 million high school and university students more successful in their classes through partnerships and offering tools to make learning easier, more accessible and more productive. It is only natural that OneNote becomes the one place for Chegg students to take and organize all their class notes and study guides, accessible on any device they are carrying in their backpack or pocket. That is why we are excited to announce a partnership with Chegg and their Chegg Study Q&A product. The 2013 Chegg Homework Help survey found that 81 percent of…
  • Kennametal: manufacturing leader creates unity and harnesses knowledge with Office 365

    Office 365 Team
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post about Office 365 was written by Steve Hanna, chief information officer at Kennametal.  Being a CIO is about more than just achieving benchmark performance and lowest costs for technology assets. I believe it’s really about collaborating with your business leaders to drive better overall results for the company. At Kennametal, we recognize the huge impact it makes on getting those results if we have the right people onboard, particularly when they work together. But with nearly 14,000 employees in more than 60 countries, it can be challenging to find and connect the…
  • Announcing Office Sway: reimagine how your ideas come to life

    Sway Team
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Today we’re introducing a brand new app to the Office portfolio. Say hello to Sway! Sway is an entirely different way to express yourself and bring your ideas to life. When your ideas are born, you want to explore, visualize and share them—quickly and easily, wherever you happen to be, and on whatever device you have. You want your ideas to be understood. Sway helps you do just that. It’s a new way for you to create a beautiful, interactive, web-based expression of your ideas, from your phone or browser. It is easy to share your creation and it looks great on any screen. Your ideas have…
  • Visio webcast on October 7: Leveraging Visio—Hyperlinks plus 6 ways to exploit data

    Visio Team
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Two of the most significant techniques to enhance the value of a Microsoft Visio diagram are to incorporate data and to create hyperlinks to external locations. This session is a deep dive into hyperlinking and will demonstrate some of the more subtle but incredibly useful features of Visio hyperlinking. Not only will you learn how to link a Visio shape to a Word document, you will also learn how to build a link that takes the reader to a specific word or phrase in that document. You’ll learn similar tricks for Excel and PowerPoint, as well as how to create hyperlinks that automatically…
 
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  • Microsoft Research Comes Up With Interesting Battery Saving Method

    1 Oct 2014 | 8:25 pm
    The bigger the display of a smartphone, the more power it tends to draw. Many things affect a phone’s battery life although the display is a big part, not to mention leaving it at the maximum brightness will probably not do your battery any favors as well.
  • Microsoft make retail statement with New York concept store

    1 Oct 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Microsoft has announced it is opening its first flagship store at 677 Fifth Avenue in New York City. The move demonstrates Microsoft’s willingness to push its retail proposition and challenge brands such as Apple with the opening of an ‘experience ...
  • Romania opens corruption case into nine ministers over Microsoft licensing deal

    1 Oct 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Microsoft has inadvertently found itself in the middle of one of the largest corruption cases in Romania after authorities began an investigation into Windows licences destined for use in schools being sold on at inflated prices. Romania's National Anti ...
  • Microsoft Lumia 830, 730 and 930 come to India: Specs, features release date

    1 Oct 2014 | 7:51 pm
    This is not one or two Windows phone handsets. Microsoft has launched as many as three Windows Phone handsets in the Indian market. The three handsets come for different segments and come with three different sets of specifications and features and price tag.
  • AOL to feed more video, news to Microsoft\'s MSN

    1 Oct 2014 | 7:25 pm
    New York: AOL will provide Microsoft's MSN with more video and additional news stories from popular sites such as The Huffington Post and TechCrunch in an expansion of a deal aimed at selling more digital advertising. The arrangement announced Tuesday ...
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  • Internet Explorer and the Windows 10 Technical Preview

    ieblog
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Today, the Windows 10 Technical Preview was launched to give an early look at what’s next for Windows. Only available to install by joining the Windows Insider Program, the Technical Preview is also the best way to see the latest from Internet Explorer so join today. In this post we’re sharing what’s new for IE as well as launching the Internet Explorer Platform Suggestion Box for web developers to give us feature suggestions using the UserVoice platform. What’s new for IE on the Windows 10 Technical Preview HTTP/2 Internet Explorer on the Windows 10 Technical Preview…
  • HTML5 Audio and Video Improvements for Windows Phone 8.1

    ieblog
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Internet Explorer on Windows Phone 8.1 adds new media features that greatly expand its support for HTML5 audio and video. Audio and video elements are now fully supported, including inline playback of video content, and adaptive streaming based on the latest Web specifications is supported as well. These new features provide Web site developers the tools they need to provide compelling media experiences, and make IE an ideal browser for mobile media applications. Support for HTML5 Audio Video Specifications Internet Explorer in Windows Phone 8.1 now provides full support for HTML5 media.
  • Updates to our platform roadmap

    ieblog
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Continuing our commitment to openly sharing our platform roadmap via status.modern.IE, today we’re announcing another round of updates to our plan. These updates include new ECMAScript, Networking, Performance, Media, CSS, and DOM features under consideration and in development: Feature Status Math Built-ins (ES6) In Development Number Built-ins (ES6) In Development String Built-ins (ES6) In Development Object Built-ins (ES6) In Development RegExp Built-ins (ES6) In Development Classes (ES6) In Development Template Strings (ES6) In Development dppx Unit for resolution Media Query In…
  • Expanding offers and VM delivery choices on modern.IE

    ieblog
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:35 pm
    We love hearing from developers that the virtual machines, tools and offers available on modern.IE are valuable to them, save them time and help make testing on Internet Explorer a little easier. That’s why we’re excited to let you know about a few new offerings we’re making available due to developer demand. VMs available in Vagrant format for developer environment automation Some developers let us know that they are using Vagrant to automate the setup and configuration of their development environments to ensure consistency and repeatability standing up their project…
  • Making your WebGL code more flexible

    ieblog
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:02 pm
    The August update for Internet Explorer 11 includes new capabilities to help web developers detect when their WebGL application might encounter performance problems due to underlying hardware, including support for the failIfMajorPerformanceCaveat flag and WEBGL_debug_renderer_info extension. These can be added to other best practices to make your WebGL code more adaptable to the hardware that it is running on. WebGL strategies for addressing hardware diversity Web developers know that the world where we live is a complex one. The diversity of operating systems, hardware and browsers that our…
 
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  • Part 2 – Bring your maps to life: Creating animations with Bing Maps (.NET)

    Bing Maps Team
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    In a recent blog post, you saw how to use JavaScript and CSS3 to create custom animations. Now you’ll see how to create the same custom animations for a Windows Store app using .NET.  You are in luck, as all of these animations can be used with the Bing Maps WPF control as well with just a few tweaks. You can find the complete source code for this blog post in the MSDN code sample here. Setting up the base project To get started, open Visual Studio and create a new Windows Store project in C# or Visual Basic. Select the Blank App Template and call the project AnimatedMaps. Screenshot: Add…
  • Extrapolating Malware Detection with Rollup

    igorrondel
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:57 am
    Protecting Bing users from malware is a top priority for the Index Quality team. To that end, we analyze every signal available to us and determine not only whether the page is infected, but also whether it runs at a high risk of infection at a future date. One of the key elements of this analysis is discovering clues about potential vulnerabilities on the ‘container’ hosting the page that could be exploited by malware distributors to spread their malware to other URLs under the container. In this edition of the Bing Index Quality blog my colleague, David Felstead, in our Anti-Malware…
  • Bing App for iPhone Refresh: Translate the Web and Enjoy the Beauty of the Bing Homepage

    tedroduner
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    A new version of the Bing app for iPhone is now available for download from the Apple App Store.   With this release, we were able to take advantage of the extensibility possible in iOS8 making it easier to extend the reach and functionality of Bing on iPhone. Let’s take a look at what’s new Translate the Web to Your Native Language from the Bing App or Safari Whether you’re traveling in a foreign country or trying to brush up on second language skills, Bing Translator is now a few clicks away. To take advantage of this new feature, just tap the Share icon in the app, and click…
  • It’s On Us

    tedroduner
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:29 am
    Here is a deeply troubling statistic:  1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men are sexually assaulted in college. At the White House earlier today, President Obama urged all Americans to stand up against sexual assault on college and university campuses. Microsoft is pleased to be a partner in the effort of “It’s On Us,” a private-public partnership formed in response to this call to action between the Center for American Progress and a number of companies to help create a culture where sexual violence is unaccepted and survivors are supported. In support of this movement, we have also worked to…
  • Beginning the Next Phase of Image Search

    tedroduner
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    At Bing, we’re constantly striving to make your search experience better.  In order to do this, we spend a lot of time examining what you’re trying to accomplish. When it comes to image search, we know that when you conduct a search you’re either looking for a specific image or you’re looking to browse and explore across a range of different topics.  We refer to these primary intents as hunting and exploring. Often you’ll start hunting and end up exploring or vice versa. On average, people do two searches and view about 6 images.  With this in mind, we look at how queries are…
 
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  • MSDN Blogs

    2 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
    Learn more about the MSDN Blog Platform at the MSDN Blogs - Help blog! Provide Site Feedback on MSDN Blogs. Check on the status of the MSDN blogs at MSDN and TechNet ...
  • Blogs | The ASP.NET Site

    2 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
    ASP.NET Community Blogs. Recent Blog Posts. Subscribe via rss. RSS Feed. Recent Popular Tags.net angularjs AngularJS ASP Classic ...
  • Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

    2 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
    Official Microsoft Developer Network blog providing the latest news and information about the operating system.
  • Blogs : The Official Microsoft IIS Site

    2 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
    Read or subscribe to IIS blogs. Bill Staple's blog and other Microsoft IIS team blogs.
  • Developer Tools Blogs - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

    2 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
    MSDN Blogs > Developer Tools Blogs. Server & Tools Blogs > Developer Tools Blogs. Executive Bloggers. Scott Guthrie; S. Somasegar; Brian Harry; Steve Guggenheimer ...
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  • Part 2 – Bring your maps to life: Creating animations with Bing Maps (.NET)

    Bing Maps Team
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    In a recent blog post, you saw how to use JavaScript and CSS3 to create custom animations. Now you’ll see how to create the same custom animations for a Windows Store app using .NET.  You are in luck, as all of these animations can be used with the Bing Maps WPF control as well with just a few tweaks. You can find the complete source code for this blog post in the MSDN code sample here. Setting up the base project To get started, open Visual Studio and create a new Windows Store project in C# or Visual Basic. Select the Blank App Template and call the project AnimatedMaps. Screenshot: Add…
  • Extrapolating Malware Detection with Rollup

    igorrondel
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:57 am
    Protecting Bing users from malware is a top priority for the Index Quality team. To that end, we analyze every signal available to us and determine not only whether the page is infected, but also whether it runs at a high risk of infection at a future date. One of the key elements of this analysis is discovering clues about potential vulnerabilities on the ‘container’ hosting the page that could be exploited by malware distributors to spread their malware to other URLs under the container. In this edition of the Bing Index Quality blog my colleague, David Felstead, in our Anti-Malware…
  • Bing App for iPhone Refresh: Translate the Web and Enjoy the Beauty of the Bing Homepage

    tedroduner
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    A new version of the Bing app for iPhone is now available for download from the Apple App Store.   With this release, we were able to take advantage of the extensibility possible in iOS8 making it easier to extend the reach and functionality of Bing on iPhone. Let’s take a look at what’s new Translate the Web to Your Native Language from the Bing App or Safari Whether you’re traveling in a foreign country or trying to brush up on second language skills, Bing Translator is now a few clicks away. To take advantage of this new feature, just tap the Share icon in the app, and click…
  • It’s On Us

    tedroduner
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:29 am
    Here is a deeply troubling statistic:  1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men are sexually assaulted in college. At the White House earlier today, President Obama urged all Americans to stand up against sexual assault on college and university campuses. Microsoft is pleased to be a partner in the effort of “It’s On Us,” a private-public partnership formed in response to this call to action between the Center for American Progress and a number of companies to help create a culture where sexual violence is unaccepted and survivors are supported. In support of this movement, we have also worked to…
  • Beginning the Next Phase of Image Search

    tedroduner
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    At Bing, we’re constantly striving to make your search experience better.  In order to do this, we spend a lot of time examining what you’re trying to accomplish. When it comes to image search, we know that when you conduct a search you’re either looking for a specific image or you’re looking to browse and explore across a range of different topics.  We refer to these primary intents as hunting and exploring. Often you’ll start hunting and end up exploring or vice versa. On average, people do two searches and view about 6 images.  With this in mind, we look at how queries are…
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  • Microsoft to offer premium features on cheaper phones

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:49 pm
    NEW DELHI: Microsoft Mobiles will bring premium features like search engine Bing and One Drive storage solution to affordable smartphones and even on phones costing less than $100, as it aims to drive up volumes to increase the share of Windowsbased phone ...
  • The Bing Bamboo Room Shows Its Legs

    1 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    “Never, ever, did I think it would last this long,” says Jim Romano, AKA Mr. James, of his burlesque show, the Bing Bamboo Room. “Every year, Guy Smiley and I would have to pinch ourselves about how it kept growing.” Ten years of titillation ...
  • Ten Pieces, Llyr Williams, Augustin Hadelich, Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita

    1 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    Studio 3 was where Bing Crosby recorded his last session, in 1977. Listen out for surprise guests on In Tune this week, as the studios are still abuzz with musicians on a daily basis.
  • Bye, Bing: Microsoft's Windows apps rebranded as MSN

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Microsoft promised it was coming and now it’s here. The MSN brand is reigning supreme across all Microsoft platforms, with the Bing name taking a back seat. Microsoft’s new-look MSN.com preview—introduced earlier in September—recently dumped its ...
  • Microsoft stealthily rebrands Bing Finance, with other Bing apps to follow

    30 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    Headed into today's Windows Technical Preview rollout, users find themselves in a Bing-to-MSN twilight zone. While Microsoft hasn't officially announced the rebranding, as best I can tell, it looks like all of the Metro Bing apps we've come to know and ...
 
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  • Office Sway design and presentation app now in preview

    1 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    Microsoft introduced on Wednesday Office Sway, a design and presentation app for Office. Sway allows users to search a variety of sources from within the app -- everything from a user's devices to OneDrive, social networks and the web -- and to drag and drop content from those sources onto what Microsoft is calling the Sway canvas. The app then creates a layout as the user is working, continually adjusting it as the user adds more content. The user can also modify the design along the way. Sway is "built from the ground up for the web and devices," according to an official Office blog…
  • Microsoft offers look at Windows 10

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Update 11:10 a.m.: Microsoft, at an event in San Francisco Tuesday, revealed an early look at Windows 10, the official name it's giving to the next release of its operating system. Here's my colleague Brier Dudley's live blog post on the event. He writes: With Windows 10, Microsoft will offer a single platform on which to develop applications for phones, tablets, laptops, desktops and wall-sized PCs. It’s not one size fits all, and instead will vary depending on the hardware on which it’s running. Among the changes, Windows 10 will indeed bring back a more traditional Start menu, though…
  • Microsoft opening first full-line retail store in New York City | Pri0

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:26 am
    Microsoft opened a temporary store in Times Square for the 2012 launch of Windows 8 and Surface, and subsequently set up a couple of smaller stores, offering a limited selection of products, in two New York City locations. But it's never had a permanent, full-line retail store in the city -- until now. The company said today that it's signed a lease to open a flagship store at 677 Fifth Avenue in New York City.  "As our first flagship store, it will serve as the centerpiece of our Microsoft Stores experience," David Porter, Microsoft's corporate vice president for retail stores, said in a…
  • Microsoft helps Whitman College establish computer science chair

    26 Sep 2014 | 6:58 am
    Whitman College in Walla Walla is establishing a computer science program, and a computer science chair, thanks in large part to a gift from Microsoft. The college has offered computer science courses since the 1970s but has not had a formal computer science program until now. A $2.5 million gift from private donors, including Microsoft, changed that. Microsoft contributed a significant portion of that $2.5 million, allowing the college to establish the chair, said Michelle Ma, a Whitman spokeswoman. The search to fill the new Microsoft Chair of Computer Science is underway, and there will be…
  • Ballmer: No more iPads for Clippers? | Microsoft Pri0

    26 Sep 2014 | 6:57 am
    Former Microsoft CEO and current Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer has always been one of the biggest cheerleaders for Microsoft products. And that apparently hasn't stopped, even though he stepped down as head of the company in February, and stepped off the board in August. In an interview with Reuters Wednesday, Ballmer talked about switching those Clippers who are using iPads over to Windows tablets. According to the Reuters story: "Most of the Clippers on are Windows, some of the players and coaches are not," Ballmer said. "And Doc kind of knows that’s a project. It's one of the…
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  • What do we do while we wait for a Windows 10 Phone? Twiddle our thumbs?

    Kip Kniskern
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:22 pm
    As if there were any question, yesterday’s QnA session at the Windows 10 press event clarified what’s coming for Windows Phone (via The Verge): Q: You mentioned screens ranging from 4 inches to 80 inches. Is Windows 10 the next version of the phone operating system too? A: Yes. So on the face of it, that’s great news. Microsoft is committed to a single underlying operating system, running everything from phones to tablets to laptops to desktops to screens about as big as you can imagine. There is to be a Universal App model, and a Universal App Store, and supposedly any…
  • Microsoft unveils… (wait for it)…. Windows 10 (!!!)

    Kip Kniskern
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    Today, at a press event in San Francisco, Microsoft unveiled a first look at its latest Windows version, and revealed that it will be called, not Windows 9, as was widely assumed, but Windows 10. The new version, available as early as tomorrow via a Windows Insider program in a still unfinished technical preview, at preview.windows.com, seeks to continue to involve Windows as a touch friendly platform while keeping desktop/mouse/keyboard users happy. Windows 10 will also serve as a common core of an operating system running devices from “4 to 80 inches”. In a question and answer…
  • HERE Maps update: Still confusing as ever

    Kip Kniskern
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:58 am
    Today’s Microsoft-related news flurry concerns HERE Maps, and the PR fluff is flying. HERE Maps, which Nokia kept after selling off its phones businesses to Microsoft, started out as a Windows-Phone-first enterprise, but there was always some talk of bringing the service to other platforms. Microsoft has been licensing Nokia mapping technologies for its own mapping products, most notably Bing Maps, for a long time, and continues to do so. Although then-CEO Steve Ballmer fought to acquire the mapping business along with Nokia’s phones businesses, Nokia managed to hold on to them,…
  • Its update your phone day

    Kip Kniskern
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:45 am
    Both Microsoft and Apple are pushing out updates for their phones today. Apple is releasing an update to iOS 8, and Microsoft an update for its Developer Preview Program. Both updates are geared at bug fixes, although from early reports, Apple’s update seems to be creating at least as many problems as it fixes. iOS 8.0.1 appears to be affecting cell service and Touch ID, according to MacRumors.com: Numerous users reporting no cell service and broken Touch ID after updating to iOS 8.0.1. May want to hold off updating for now. — MacRumors.com (@MacRumors) September 24, 2014…
  • It’s official: Minecraft to join Microsoft Studios

    Kip Kniskern
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    As expected, Microsoft announced today that it’s acquiring Swedish game maker Mojang, makers of Minecraft. The deal, for $2.5 Billion US, gives Microsoft a new blockbuster gaming title, new inroads into education and programming, connection to a large and active social network, and significant opportunities to grow and expand the Minecraft franchise. Minecraft is, according to Microsoft, one of the most popular video games in history: Available across multiple platforms, “Minecraft” is one of the most popular video games in history, with more than 100 million downloads, on…
 
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  • Microsoft launches Sway -- Office's new idea collection tool

    1 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Having unveiled Windows 10 yesterday, Microsoft today welcomed a new addition to the fold in the form of Sway. This is the latest member of the Office family and it's being billed as a way to "reimagine how your ideas come to life".
  • HP Stream Aims at Chromebooks

    1 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    With its eyes clearly set on the holiday market for Chromebook-like devices, Hewlett-Packard has unveiled a new lineup of its HP Stream Windows notebooks and tablets. The -storage-based devices include one free year of Office 365 Personal and 1 terabyte of storage for a year through One new notebook -- the 13.3-inch HP Stream -- also comes with the option for 200 MB of free 4G connectivity for the life of the device.
  • Retail Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Arriving 18th November

    1 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    While the digital version of Minecraft: Xbox One Edition has been released and is available to Xbox One gamers, we guess there are probably some gamers out there who would much prefer owning a physical copy of the game. Perhaps they're more comfortable with physical copies, or maybe they have a bad internet connection, or maybe a physical copy will look nice as part of their collection.
  • Microsoft Offers Predictive Polling

    1 Oct 2014 | 1:08 am
    The interactive platform aims to provide more accurate predictions on everything from political outcomes to sporting events. The effort is being led by David Rothschild, a Microsoft researcher and fellow at Columbia University's Applied Statistics Center.
  • U.S. Charges Four Hackers Over Theft Of Games From Microsoft, Army

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:22 pm
    The United States has charged four men with stealing $100 million worth of intellectual property from Microsoft Corporation, Epic Games Inc., Valve Corporation, Zombie Studios and the U.S. Army. The men, all between the ages of 18 and 28, allegedly used sophisticated methods to break into the company's systems to steal games before they were released to the public.
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    Craig Bailey

  • Innovation: Idea versus Execution

    Craig Bailey
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    When it comes to understanding innovation, it’s easy to fixate on the idea, and neglect the execution. It’s why for example when Apple announced that their new iPhone 6 devices had NFC chips to facilitate their Apple Pay offering they were criticised for not being innovative, and instead just copying something many Android devices have had for years. “That’s not innovation!”, the critics cry. And when it comes to the idea, the criticism is valid, but when it comes to the execution, well, let’s see what happens. Because the key here will be whether Apple can…
  • Too much to ask

    Craig Bailey
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Reply from Malcolm Gladwell when asked about a child’s birth month being an advantage (emphasis mine): Question: In Outliers, you discuss why a hugely disproportionate number of professional hockey and soccer players are born in January, February and March. I can’t begin to imagine how many to-be parents you influenced to try and have their offspring be born in those months! MG: Well, I have heard that some parents took that to heart. I should add, however, that when it comes to academic achievement, the problem of being the youngest in class is most pronounced for kids with…
  • Startup Reviews

    Craig Bailey
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:55 am
    I’m thinking of starting a new tech blog called Startup Reviews*, where I review every single new startup that I hear about. Without exception I’ll predict they will fail, and I’ll further predict they will fail within 2 years. Regardless of how good their product idea, what their business model is, or previous success. I’ll just blanket predict they will fail. After a year or two I’ll start quietly bragging about my high percentage of correct predictions (likely to be around 80%), and position myself as an industry veteran** who can spot a failure a mile away.
  • Microsoft. Saves You Time

    Craig Bailey
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:21 pm
    I’d love that as a new tagline. I’ve really enjoyed reading some of the analysis of Satya’s memo. In addition to the ones I mentioned in my earlier post, I’ve found these to be particularly interesting: this, this and this. There seems to be three main areas people are focussing on: It’s wordy and bloated There’s going to be job cuts Oh, and we’re not selling Xbox I’m only interested in the first point, since it was the main reaction I had as well. There’s so much talk of experiences and productivity and empowerment, that it quickly…
  • Google Fucktardery

    Craig Bailey
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:49 pm
    The always awesome Aaron Wall lets loose with another blistering rebuke of Google’s regular business practices. When Google complains about censorship, they are not really complaining about what may be, but what already is. Their only problem is the idea that someone other than themselves should have any input in the process. Definitely worth a read. It’s a tricky area for me, since in large part I make my living dealing with both the good and bad of Google. The pendulum swings both ways of course, but in recent years they’ve swung firmly into evil territory. The post…
 
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  • Likes App Lets You Download Your Favorite Instagram Photos and Videos on iPhone

    Imran Hussain
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    Likes app for iPhone allows users to download their favorite Instagram photos and videos directly to their iPhones, via a pretty graphical user interface.  Instagram is one of the hottest photo and video sharing social network nowadays but it does not allow users to download any content, even if it is their own. Likes makes(...)
  • Google Introduces Free Voice Calls From Hangouts on Android, iOS and the Web

    Imran Hussain
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    Google has finally begin migrating Google Voice to Hangouts by introducing free (and paid) voice calls on Android, iOS and the web. Google already had the calling feature available on their old Google talk interface but this feature took ages to appear in the new Hangouts apps and interface. The new calling feature in Hangouts(...)
  • iOS 8 Final Version Released To Developers. Install Now On Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

    Imran Hussain
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:32 am
    Apple has released iOS 8 final version to developers, for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. iOS 8 improves on iOS 7 by polishing the user interface and bringing much needed performance and feature improvements. Some of the major features in iOS 8 include feature additions to Messages, a new Health and Fitness App, improved QuickType(...)
  • WhatsApp For iPhone Gets A Major Update with Improved Media Sharing and More

    Imran Hussain
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:09 am
    WhatsApp has gotten one of its biggest updates recently with improvements to media sharing, editing and much more. Even though it’s a minor version upgrade, there are a number of features included.  Facebook had bought WhatsApp back in February 19, 2014 but has not yet integrated it in anyway with its popular social network or(...)
  • Watch Live Video Stream of Apple’s 9th September iPhone 6 Launch Event

    Imran Hussain
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:13 am
    Apple is all set to announce two new iPhone 6 models and an iWatch, if the rumors and leaks are correct, at a special event on 9th September in California. Apple does not always provide a live video stream of their events but have started to do so now.   If you are interested in(...)
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    Satisfy Me

  • Windows Updates for New Russia Time Zones Now Available

    M3 Sweatt
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:31 pm
    As I highlighted last month, the Windows team in OSG have supported the new Russian time zone changes. What with the changes to the Ruble symbol and now the eleven new time zones and move away from daylight saving time, perhaps I should rename my blog… As noted, the target release date was September 23, 2014, which was met: the Russian Federation time zone update is available now at: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2998527 and on the Microsoft Russia site at http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cp_dst/ru. Please note that if you’re using any of the current Russian time zones or doing business…
  • Update on Windows support for new Russian Time Zones

    M3 Sweatt
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:14 pm
    As noted in my blog post earlier this month, the Russian Federation passed a new law which changes all of the current time zones used in the Federation. (A highlight from the venerable BBC is available here.) As noted, the changes will take effect October 26, 2014, and essentially moves many existing time zones back one hour, and create two new time zones. These new time zones will not observe daylight saving time (aka DST). (Which reminds me: we have also outlined recommendations to help achieve more seamless transitions to new DST and time zone policies on…
  • Available now: August 2014 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems

    M3 Sweatt
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:17 pm
    The August 2014 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems has been released and is available as Microsoft KB 2981580. As noted, the update replaces the previous December 2013 CU (KB 2904266) and includes all the time zone and daylight saving time changes released as hotfixes after update KB 2904266 was released. The following changes were made since the previous Windows cumulative time zone update: Jordan Standard Time: For 2014 and onward, Jordan has changed its DST Start time from the last Thursday in March at midnight to the last Friday in March at 1 A.M., and its DST…
  • Available now: Update to support the new currency symbol for the Russian ruble in Windows

    M3 Sweatt
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:35 pm
    To continue the Russian theme this month, you might’ve noticed that in addition to getting eleven new time zones, Russia is has a new symbol for the ruble. I’m happy to note the arrival of the update to support the new currency symbol for the Russian ruble in Windows, as outlined in Microsoft KB 2970228: …the new Russian ruble symbol can be input by using the physical keyboard, Windows on-screen keyboard (osk.exe), or Tablet PC Input Panel (Tabtip.exe) in Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008…
  • Russian Federation Permanently Switches to Winter Time October 26, 2014: Changes to Microsoft Products

    M3 Sweatt
    3 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    (Update 082214: Please see the new post Update on Windows support for new Russian Time Zones with more information on the upcoming update.) Back in 2011, I wrote on the Microsoft corporate blog about the of daylight saving time in the Russian Federation. Then in 2012, I noted Russia considered a return to Winter Time in 2012. If my very poor knowledge of Russian proverbs is correct: Бог тро́ицу лю́бит. In other words, “Third time’s a charm.” (I’m also reminded of the saying, “There was a time they loved an accordionist, and now the time…
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    Webmaster Blog

  • Extrapolating Malware Detection with Rollup

    igorrondel
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:57 am
    Protecting Bing users from malware is a top priority for the Index Quality team. To that end, we analyze every signal available to us and determine not only whether the page is infected, but also whether it runs at a high risk of infection at a future date. One of the key elements of this analysis is discovering clues about potential vulnerabilities on the ‘container’ hosting the page that could be exploited by malware distributors to spread their malware to other URLs under the container. In this edition of the Bing Index Quality blog my colleague, David Felstead, in our Anti-Malware…
  • URL Keyword Stuffing Spam Filtering

    igorrondel
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:35 pm
    As we alluded to in last week’s Index Quality blog, today’s update will focus on one specific spam filtering mechanism we rolled out a few months ago that targets a common spam technique known as URL keyword stuffing (KWS.) What is URL KWS? Like any other black hat technique, the goal of URL KWS, at a high level, is to manipulate search engines to give the page a higher rank than it truly deserves. The underlying idea unique to URL KWS relies on two assumptions about ranking algorithms: a) keyword matching is used and b) matching against the URL is especially valuable. While this is…
  • Web Spam Filtering

    igorrondel
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:48 pm
    As I mentioned in the July 15 blog introducing Bing Index Quality, one of the key dimensions of our work is web spam detection and filtering. The overview of our approach to this complex problem will be the focus of today’s update. What is web spam? On the surface, our definition is fairly straightforward and intuitive. We think of a webpage as spam if its owner uses black hat SEO techniques in an effort to game our search algorithms with the goal of gaining undeserved ranking for this page or other pages in the spammer’s network. Simple, right? In reality, however, it’s often anything…
  • Resetting Expectations – What Business Today Needs To Learn

    Duane Forrester
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    Today’s new businesses have much in common with their older counterparts. The need to acquire new leads, drive revenue, market their product or service. The need to manage overhead, do more with less and stay one step ahead of the competition. So from, say 1974 to 2014, some things haven’t changed much. One thing you never started a business without “back in the day” was a business plan. And that same thinking should be in place today, but in a lot of cases for new businesses, it’s missing. And that’s a problem. See, a business plan literally lists out your plan for the next 5…
  • Bing-Inc Roadshow Final Stop: Houston

    Duane Forrester
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:10 am
    The Bing/Inc Roadshow is coming to an end. It’s been a jam packed tour for the last 4 events in Nashville, Chicago, Atlanta and Boston, with capacity crowds, excellent questions and easy access to answers. The panel, with industry heavyweights such as Maisha Walker of Message Medium, Bruce Clay of Bruce Clay Inc, Marty Weintraub of aimClear (and myself) is set to meet up again during the final road show event in Houston, Texas. It promises to be another evening jam packed with useful information, tips and tricks. These largely audience-led conversations focus almost entirely on what the…
 
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    The Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog

  • Congratulations to All the New and Renewed MVPs

    MVP Award Program
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:33 am
    Today, 1,031 exemplary community leaders around the world were notified that they have received the MVP Award! These individuals were chosen because they have demonstrated their deep commitment to helping others make the most of their technology, voluntarily sharing their passion and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with the community. While there are more than 100 million social and technical community members, only a small portion are selected to be recognized as MVPs. Each year, around 4,000 MVPs are honored. They are nominated by Microsoft, other community individuals,…
  • Quick Tips: Using Group Policy Objects as an Alternate Lync Policy Method

    MVP Award Program
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    The following post was written Lync MVP Paul Bloem  In Lync 2013 much of the user behaviour is managed by Policies such as found at CsClientPolicy. That’s really good for locking down users etc., however.. What if you needed to lock down - not the actual user but rather the device?  Take for example a Citrix environment. When a user is logged on to their PC (Fat client) you want them to have full Lync functionality. Should the same user log in to a Citrix session you may want to remove the Audio and Video capabilities within the Citrix environment. Since…
  • Friday Five - September 19, 2014

    MVP Award Program
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    1. Quick easy steps to grab your build artifacts from Visual Studio Online By ASP.NET MVP John Petersen  2. Configure Windows Server 2012 R2 DirectAccess in Microsoft Azure By Enterprise Security MVP Richard Hicks 3. Enable Double-Click and Right-Click with the Essbase Add-in  By Excel MVP Michael Alexander  4. Power BI Data Management Gateway 1.2 Changes the Game By SharePoint MVP John White  5. Debuging System Center Advisor integration with Operations Manager By System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP Cameron Fuller 
  • Transform the Datacenter MVP Roadshow

    MVP Award Program
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:34 pm
      MVPs are taking their real-world expertise on the road! "With the many different demands and constraints IT professionals have to deal with every day, it’s far too easy to overlook important new features and approaches that can help dramatically improve daily operations," said MVP Anil Desai.  That's why Desai and fellow MVPs across the United States have joined together to use their real-world expertise and knowledge to help provide solutions to everyday IT, data and mobility issues. "IT professionals ranging from systems administrators to IT managers, architects, and…
  • Building the Eject-A-Bed

    MVP Award Program
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    Editor’s note:   Instead of usual content, we wanted to post something on creative ways our MVPs are using our technology.  Enjoy! The following post was written by Visual F# MVP Jamie Dixon    Building the Eject-A-Bed My youngest child has a real hard time getting out of bed in the morning.  Instead of getting mad, I put my hacker hat on and got building.  I found a hospital inversion table on Craig’s list and put it in the garage.   My daughter, Sonoma, and I first wanted to understand how the bed controller works.  We first…
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    Winspark Network

  • The Top 15 IT Exam Resources: Why Choose Them?

    Rahul Vijay Manekari
    27 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The choice of IT exam resources one makes has great implications. If one chooses dubious resources, they end up achieving mediocre results – or simply flunking the exams. If one chooses good resources, they end up enjoying success, and the perks that come with it. From a rational point of view, you need to have cogent reasons for choosing a particular IT exam resource. Such reasons are not always easy to point out consciously, but they are nonetheless important. You shouldn’t just choose the first IT exam resource you come across. Rather, you should compare the available resources…
  • How to Install XEN Virtualizor on CentOS 6

    Rahul Vijay Manekari
    14 Nov 2013 | 8:37 pm
    Here in this article I will guide you through the process of installation of XEN Virtualizor on CentOS 6. Virtualizor is the ONLY VPS control panel which is supporting XEN 4.1 virtualization technique and i personally feel it’s the way better than other control panel available in the market. Requirements for installing XEN Virtualizor: CentOS 5.x /6.x or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x or Scientific Linux 5.x or Ubuntu 12.04 (x86 or x86_64) Yum If you want full virtualization then your CPU must support the Hardware Virtualization Logical Volume Group (LVG) – with NO LVMs and enough Space…
  • Complete Facts regarding SEO [Infographic]

    Rahul Vijay Manekari
    5 Feb 2013 | 8:32 am
    Search Engine optimization – SEO – seems like alchemy to the uninitiated. But there’s a science to it. SEO is not just thing to do, its the task you must perform. The common 3 methods of SEO is White Hat, Black Hat and Gray Hat. The tasks in each the category defines the categories as White Hat SEO is pure and legal where as Black Hat SEO is not acceptable by search engines if you get caught. Tthe major role of SEO to drive unwanted internet surfers to drive across your website and make them profitable users. It also helps to improve your ranking. If ranking…
  • Faster way to book your IRCTC Tatkal Tickets through Proxy Servers

    Rahul Vijay Manekari
    4 Feb 2013 | 6:20 am
    I bet, none of the other servers in the whole internet will be this much slow as IRCTC’s website at the peak timing. Indian government should award the person who successfully able to book tatkal tickets from IRCTC website within the time frame of 10AM to 11AM. Its too much of hassle for Indians to book tatkal tickets online as they end up with Internal server error or connection timeout errors. I will suggest you some tips to improve the speed to book your next tatkal ticket from IRCTC. First of all lets talk why IRCTC sleeps at peak time : Service from Indian Government. low…
  • The History of Microsoft and Bill Gates [Timeline]

    Rahul Vijay Manekari
    3 Feb 2013 | 4:10 am
    Love him or hate him, Bill Gates has been a venerable world-wide business icon for more than three decades, ever since the first mass-produced personal computer debuted in 1981. Gates has consistently been ranked as one of the world’s wealthiest men – as well as one of the most controversial founders and CEOs in history – and businesspeople of all stripes have taken their cues from him, using his words and business strategies to help create and grow their own companies. After he left running the day-to-day operations f Microsoft in 2008 to devote himself full time to the…
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    DHA Today

  • Cow/Bakra Mandi 2014 in DHA Karachi and Clifton

    DHA Today
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:40 pm
    As Eid-ul-Adha is around the corner, different vendors are displaying sacrificial animals in different areas of DHA Karachi and Clifton. Vendors are putting some handsome, healthy and high pedigree animals collected from all across the country. On this page, you will get all kinds of updates about Cattle Market, Cow Mandi, Goat Mandi, Bakra Mandi, […]
  • Bonsai Exhibition 2014 at DHA Zamzama Park

    DHA Today
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Bonsai Exhibition 2014 organized by Pakistan Bonsai Society in collaboration with Defence Housing Authority was held at DHA Zamzama Park. Administrator DHA Brig Zubair Ahmed was the guest of honours. He commended the efforts of Pakistan Bonsai Society for promoting a wonderful Japanese art in Pakistan. The Administrator reiterated that DHA will always support any […]
  • Mirchili – The Home For Desi!

    DHA Today
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Around the world, tea time is snack time. Follow the cuisines and one will be surprised to discover the presence of tiny snack items for tea time or to satisfy the hunger pangs. People of the sub-continent are true food lovers especially when it comes to the huge variety of fried items. Be it a […]
  • Top 5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Real Estate Agent

    DHA Today
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    The decision to buy or sell your home is one of the biggest moments in many people’s lives, particularly financially. That means finding the right real estate agent to guide you through the process is fundamental to success. Whether you need help setting the right price, professionally marketing your home, or negotiating the final deal, […]
  • Ground Breaking Ceremony of DHA City Karachi (DCK) Gateway District Masjid

    DHA Today
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:17 am
    Ground Breaking Ceremony of DHA City Karachi (DCK) Gateway District Masjid by Brigadier Zubair Ahmed (Administrator – DHA Karachi) was held on 29th September 2014. Construction work for the Masjid will be completed in the record time of 12 months. DCK Gateway District Masjid will be easily accessible for the inhabitants of Camp Site, Healthcare […]
 
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    Business-Inspired Technology Solutions - The Aptera Blog

  • What Are the Pros and Cons of Custom Software?

    Dennis Junk
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Off-the-shelf software is created for use by many different businesses, so the cost of development is essentially shared among all of them (leaving plenty of room for the developer to profit). So, the chief advantage of going with packaged software is that it usually cost less to purchase. Plus, packaged software is designed to appeal to a wide variety of user and organization types. That means the packages tend to be feature-rich, and you may even discover useful features you never would’ve thought of. Finally, if the vendor is a major player in the tech industry, support services will…
  • The Most Important Question in Tech: "Does it Work?"

    Alex Jonathan Brown
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:03 am
    If you’re the type of person who likes to think, really think, about technology, the week or two after a new iPhone comes out is a great time to do just that. It’s the height of the American impulse to fetishize the new, shiny thing, mixed with the “This is the best!/worst!” polarity of fanboy/girl culture. New iPhone season is the commercial side of Christmas without any pretense of holiday cheer. It’s great if you like it. It’s great in a different way if you hate it. And if you’re not interested, it’s a two-minute, thirty second story on your…
  • Ridiculous Roller Coasters and Seamless Custom Software Experiences

    Alex Jonathan Brown
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:46 am
    Montazooma’s Revenge is a ridiculous name for a roller coaster. The zoom part makes sense because it’s a roller coaster. The rest of it is a horrible name for anything at a family establishment. I rode Monatzooma’s Revenge (the roller coaster) this weekend at Knott’s Berry Farm. Walt Disney wouldn’t let this Montazooma’s Revenge stuff fly in his backyard. But this isn’t a blog about theme parks; it’s a blog about technology. The difference between Knott’s Berry Farm and Disneyland, however, could be the difference between success and…
  • Technology Digest: Week ending 9/26/2014

    Jen Booth
    27 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Technology Digest is our weekly list of articles in the technology world that you should be reading about Microsoft, Mobile trends, Power BI, Azure, OneDrive, and more.
  • Results-Driven Digital Marketing Workshop (October 28 in Nashville, TN)

    Jen Booth
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    Learn what it takes to make your digital marketing efforts a success.  The term digital marketing can mean many different things to many people, but for business owners and executives it all comes down to results. What's the Return on Investment for your new website? Are you generating the right type of leads for sales? Is all this banner ad spend necessary? Furthermore, the digital marketing landscape is vast and complicated with many moving parts. But it doesn't have to be. 
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    Nuts & Bolts Speed Training

  • How To Create A Mouseover Text Effect In Your PowerPoint Presentation

    Nuts & Bolts
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    One of the coolest PowerPoint tricks you can use to help you during a presentation is to have text pop-ups, what is known as “rollover or mouseover text,” appear onscreen when you hover your mouse over an object. This is an especially neat trick when combined with hide and appear animations within your layouts. And […] The post How To Create A Mouseover Text Effect In Your PowerPoint Presentation appeared first on Nuts & Bolts Speed Training.
  • How To Quickly Turn A List Of Bullet Points Into Slides In PowerPoint

    Nuts & Bolts
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:46 pm
    If you find that one of the most time-consuming parts of creating a PowerPoint presentation is knocking out the framework, or taking your pages of notes and turning them into slides, then I have good news for you! PowerPoint has an ‘Outline View’ that allows you to view your presentation – as the name suggests […] The post How To Quickly Turn A List Of Bullet Points Into Slides In PowerPoint appeared first on Nuts & Bolts Speed Training.
  • How To Add Slide Numbers in PowerPoint Presentations So That They Show Up Correctly

    Nuts & Bolts
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:24 am
    If you’ve ever gone through the motions of adding page numbers, a.k.a. slide numbers, to your PowerPoint presentation, only to find that they do not show up correctly (or they don’t show up at all), fear not, you are not alone! Slide numbers are not only extremely annoying, but they can even make you start […] The post How To Add Slide Numbers in PowerPoint Presentations So That They Show Up Correctly appeared first on Nuts & Bolts Speed Training.
  • How to View Two PowerPoint Presentations at the Same Time

    Nuts & Bolts
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:09 am
    Have you ever wanted to view two PowerPoint presentations at the same time on a single monitor? Maybe you needed to: Present translations of a PowerPoint presentation in ‘Presentation Mode’ on a single screen for multiple audiences View two (or more) PowerPoint presentations side-by-side in ‘Presentation Mode’ to compare them View a PowerPoint presentation on […] The post How to View Two PowerPoint Presentations at the Same Time appeared first on Nuts & Bolts Speed Training.
  • How to Make the Overlapping Part of a Venn Diagram in PowerPoint 2007, 2010 and 2013

    Nuts & Bolts
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    Have you ever seen a PowerPoint presentation with the middle portion of a Venn diagram formatted in a different color, and wondered how they pulled it off? Yes, you could simply add a transparency to the overlapping circles, creating a “hazy” effect in the middle…but what if you want to freely format that middle piece, […] The post How to Make the Overlapping Part of a Venn Diagram in PowerPoint 2007, 2010 and 2013 appeared first on Nuts & Bolts Speed Training.
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    The Outlookers

  • A first look at the new MSN

    7 Sep 2014 | 11:07 pm
    A first look at the new MSN: MSN.com is receiving a huge facelift and you can test it at preview.msn.com We have rebuilt MSN from the ground up for a mobile-first, cloud-first world. The new MSN brings together the world’s best media sources along with data and services to enable users to do more in News, Sports, Money, Travel, Food & Drink, Health & Fitness, and more. It focuses on the primary digital daily habits in people’s lives and helps them complete tasks across all of their devices. Information and personalized settings are roamed through the cloud to keep users in the know…
  • Dropbox tries to compete with OneDrive's deep integration in smartphones

    3 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    Dropbox tries to compete with OneDrive's deep integration in smartphones: Dropbox is trying to compete with OneDrive’s integration in Windows Phone and will be more integrated in Samsung’s  smartphones. Starting at the end of September, if you purchase select new Samsung devices — including the Galaxy Note 4 announced today — you’ll gain access to Dropbox seamlessly through core apps on Samsung devices. But yes, it will still cost A LOT more :)
  • Microsoft start increasing OneDrive's max file size

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    From The Next Web Microsoft has started increasing OneDrive’s file size limit from 2GB to an unknown new maximum. The change was first spotted byReddit usermegaman821and confirmed by multiple replies on the site. We got in touch with Microsoft to confirm the change. “As we mentioned on our uservoice, we have started the work to increase the file size limit for all OneDrive accounts,” a Microsoft spokesperson told TNW. “We have started the process with a small number of customers and will continue to roll it out to our full customer base. We will have more to share on this update in…
  • China was the only country left in which MSN Messenger was still...

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    China was the only country left in which MSN Messenger was still activated. On October 31st those users will need to make their migration to  Skype, just like the rest of the world. Over there, Microsft has removed all filters previously applied on the VoIP software.
  • "Microsoft is committed to delivering meaningful privacy protections that build trust with our..."

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:06 am
    “Microsoft is committed to delivering meaningful privacy protections that build trust with our customers, and we know how much you value the contents of your email. We believe your email belongs to you, not us, and that it should receive the same privacy protection as paper letters sent by mail—no matter where it is stored.” - Brendon Lynch, Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft
 
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